Top speed 50 mph, Range 125 miles, runs on compressed-air at a cost of 1 cent per mile and costs $10,000. In September 2013 it was announced that the car would be manufactured in Sardinia, Italy, for sale in summer 2014.
Electric cars have been the main source of hope in the alternative car market and have become largely accepted worldwide by many major motor companies, but Tata Motors an Indian car manufacturer is changing things up with the first car to run on air, the Airpod.
The Airpod’s technology was originally created in France at Motor Development International but has since been bought buy Tata in hopes to bring it to the Indian consumer car market. With virtually zero emissions and at the cost of about a penny per kilometer, it is definitely one of the most environmentally and economically friendly vehicles in the world. The tank holds about 175 liters of compressed air that can be filled at special stations or by activating the on-board electric motor to suck air in from the outside. Costing about $10,000, this car could beat out most smart cars from the market. via This Tiny Pod Car Runs On Air | GizmoCrazed.and Read more
This looks interesting but it looks like it has blind spots on the sides because of the round windows. I doesn't appear to have side mirrors either. I'ld like for them to take some of the glass out of the front and back and put it on the sides. Otherwise, I love the concept and the price tag is very exciting.